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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jun 9, 2007 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

Hi Max :) how are you? we missed you in Grok tonight... and we had quite a crew there!

When are you going to join us? :)

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 10, 2007 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

I do not aim this at you at all, DB: something in your post hit me in an odd little way.

And this is not intended to be offensive, judgmental, divisive, antagonistic--etc.

But does not the GROK seem to carry with it a few similarities to "religion"? Everyone coming to the "place" to share moments as a gathered community--to commune, in turn, via shared experience and shared ideas? Do not the Grateful Dead, as it were, seem to be a religion of sorts?

Mind you, not one with all the usual trappings of heaven and hell and so on--but with the good parts? Fellowship, belief,
spiritual connectivity with something greater than one's self, letting one's ego merge into a larger (un)consciousness? Sharing? Singing? Dancing?

Is then, the GROK not an approach to the greater good that "religion" holds itself out to be?

Curious.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 10, 2007 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

Verily, are those who GROK not, in some wise less than those who GROK fulsomely? Those speakest wisely and well, oh Ghost. Tis often thus.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 10, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

Hey Rob--good to see you in this thread that dare I say, reminds me of the good ol days...

Hope you are doing well, and the strangeness of the day before can melt away soon enough.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 10, 2007 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

William, my noble fighter for freedom! I've been as bemused, confused, amused as anyone over my spat with Cliff. I guess I'm just constitutionally incapable of turning the other cheek (a reason why I, on the whole, take no part on the religious threads - there's not a believer's bone in my body. But there may be a thaw on the way.

I would love to hear of this road trip you've been on with your sons - sounds wonderful. Do you still have my email address? If not Cush or Dire will oblige - you can tell them I sent you! Stay well, old friend. We'll talk soon no doubt.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 10, 2007 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

Just putzing around the desert southwest, and listening to an amazing collection of material, BUT just arrived home, to find a package from Ian, and more music to keep us entertained.

Yes, that interaction was a shocker, but hey, I started out with some nastiness between myself and others that I call good friends now...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 10, 2007 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My, my, my...

You're a brother, Will Tell, and a good one. You can always find me if you need me.